Ooo Rescuing Word

Ooo Rescuing Word

Every once in a while my version of Word – for no apparent reason – chokes on a document and crashes whenever it is opened.  This happens every so often (- maybe once a month?).  The solution I have found works best is to open the document in Ooo (which so far hasn’t failed) and then save it again as a .doc.  Word is then happy to open it.  Tch!

It is ironic that I need to use an open tool to recover data from a closed format when the closed program specifically designed for that task falls over – especially given that the closed source vendor refuses to provide visibility of the data format.


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